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ESL One Manila doesn't mess around, bringing upsets on day one!

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Ella McConnell
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As Southeast Asia’s first premium Dota 2 tournament, there were high expectations for day one of ESL One Manila - and the attending teams didn’t disappoint. With eight to become one by Sunday and US$250,000 up for grabs, A-games had to be brought if there was to be any hope of advancing.

Today saw some pretty decisive wins, with Team Liquid and Fnatic in particular giving their opponents little chance to retaliate. There were also some surprising victories, with Wings Gaming and Team Empire defeating both compLexity and Team Secret respectively in some incredible upsets. However, it remains to be seen whether ESL One Manila will be a true dark horse story.

Group A

Match one: Team Liquid vs. Mineski

  • Game 1: Team Liquid
  • Game 2: Team Liquid

Match two: compLexity vs. Wings Gaming

  • Game 1: compLexity
  • Game 2: Wings Gaming
  • Game 3: Wings Gaming

Winners’ match: Team Liquid vs. Wings Gaming

  • Game 1: Team Liquid
  • Game 2: Team Liquid

Group B

Match one: Team Secret vs. Team Empire

  • Game 1: Team Empire
  • Game 2: Team Empire

Match two: Fnatic vs. EHOME

  • Game 1: Fnatic
  • Game 2: Fnatic

Winners’ match: Team Empire vs. Fnatic

  • Game 1: Fnatic
  • Game 2: Fnatic

Check out the VODs here!

Get ready for day two!

Tomorrow promises to be another exciting day of Dota 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena, with Team Secret, compLexity and EHOME all having to fight for survival. Who will managed to keep their ESL One dreams alive? Tune in to find out!

Watch here from 11:00 PHT!

For all the latest updates throughout the event, make sure to visit the ESL One Manila website (where you can also find a full schedule in your time zone) and follow ESL Dota on Facebook and Twitter!